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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Left winger Corey Perry scored twice to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night at Honda Center.

Defenseman Cam Fowler had a goal and two assists as the Ducks (21-7-5) won their third in a row and handed the Islanders (8-18-5) their 10th consecutive road loss.

Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller finished with 35 saves, while New York goalie Anders Nilsson stopped 26 shots.

Goals in the final 33 seconds of the second period by Perry and Fowler propelled the Ducks after a sluggish start.

Fowler gave the Ducks the lead for good, converting a short-handed goal by cashing in a miss from left winger Matt Beleskey for a 3-2 advantage.

Perry delivered 31 seconds later despite losing his balance when he was tripped by defenseman Calvin de Haan. He fired from his knees just outside the crease to give the Ducks a 4-2 lead with two seconds left in the second.

Perry added a power-play goal at 7:40 of the third for his club-leading 20th of the season. He has 35 points.

The Islanders scored first, taking advantage of an interference penalty on Anaheim defenseman Mark Fistric. New York center John Tavares produced a power-play goal at 9:17 of the first period.

Ducks center Saku Koivu rebounded a miss by Fowler and scored for a 1-1 tie with 4:06 remaining in the first.

New York regained the lead early in the second. Left winger Thomas Vanek, with an assist from Tavares, grabbed a loose puck after a face-off and slipped it past Hiller for a 2-1 lead at 4:17.

Anaheim tied it at 2 as center Daniel Winnik, with his back to the net, dropped a pass through the legs of defenseman Thomas Hickey and connected with center Andrew Cogliano, who ripped the puck into the net at 12:41 of the second.

NOTES: Islanders C Ryan Strome is expected to join the club Tuesday when it visits the San Jose Sharks, according to Newsday. Strome, the club's 2011 first-round pick, has scored nine goals and recorded 24 assists in 23 games with Bridgeport of the AHL. The Islanders waived C Pierre-Marc Bouchard to make room for Strome. ... Anaheim C Ryan Getzlaf extended his streak of points to the past 12 games he played with an assist of RW Corey Perry's late second-period goal. ... The Ducks' line of Getzlaf, Perry and LW Dustin Penner led the NHL in combined goals with 43 and ranked second in combined points (92) entering the game. Pittsburgh's line of Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin was first with 110 points. ... New York managed just 16 goals in its past 10 outings, resulting in an 0-8-2 mark. ... The announced crowd was 14,830.

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